Jack Reynor

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Jack Reynor
Reynor in 2016
Born (1992-01-23) 23 January 1992 (age 32)
Years active2000–present
Partner(s)Madeline Mulqueen
(2014–present; engaged)

Jack Reynor (born 23 January 1992) is an Irish actor. His notable roles include the films Transformers: Age of Extinction, What Richard Did, Glassland, Macbeth, Sing Street and Midsommar, as well as the series Strange Angel and The Peripheral.

Early life[edit]

Reynor was born on 23 January 1992 in Longmont, Colorado, the son of an Irish mother and an American father.[1] He has a younger brother and sister.[2] He initially lived in Boulder, Colorado, with his mother, human rights activist Tara Reynor O'Grady,[3] but moved with her to Valleymount, County Wicklow, at the age of two.[1][4] He attended primary school in Valleymount and spent his formative years there with his mother and maternal grandparents, Damien and Pat Reynor.[5] His interest in acting began when he played an altar boy on the set of Country in 1999. He moved to Dublin in 2004 to attend Belvedere College, a private Jesuit secondary school, where he performed onstage in numerous theatrical productions.


Reynor smiling
Reynor in 2014

In early 2010, Reynor was cast as Robbie, "the boy next door", in the live-format, unscripted Dollhouse, directed by Kirsten Sheridan, which premiered at Berlinale 2012.[6] He depicted Richard Karlsen in Lenny Abrahamson's feature What Richard Did, which screened at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. The film portrays the fall of a high school rugby star and golden boy whose world unravels after his involvement in an act of careless violence. Reynor earned the Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) award for best actor in 2013 for his performance.

In January 2013, Reynor was cast as Shane, an Irish race car driver, in Transformers: Age of Extinction.[7] The film was released in June 2014 and co-starred Mark Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz. It broke worldwide box office records, making just over $1.1 billion and becoming the highest-grossing film in Chinese history.[8]

Days after wrapping the T4 global press tour, Reynor travelled to London to shoot Andy Serkis' Netflix film Mowgli (filmed in 2015 but not released until 2018[9]), alongside Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Benedict Cumberbatch. The film used facial recognition technology that was invented for the project. Also that year, Reynor starred in writer-director Gerard Barrett's film Glassland with Toni Collette and Will Poulter, in which he plays a young taxi driver who struggles to instill a sense of structure in his life while his mother suffers from severe alcoholism. The film was released early 2015 and earned Reynor the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting at the Sundance Film Festival.[10] After Glassland, Reynor shot Julian Jarrold's romantic comedy, A Royal Night Out.[11] His role opposite Sarah Gadon was the character RAF airman Jack, the young Princess Elizabeth's fictional romantic interest during the VE Day celebrations in 1945.

Reynor starred as Malcolm Canmore,[12] the rightful heir to the throne of Scotland, in a film adaptation of Macbeth;[13][14] it premiered in Edinburgh in September 2015. Following that, he next completed shooting John Carney's project, playing Brendan in Sing Street,[15] set in 1980s Dublin. It premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

He appeared in the 2017 mini-series Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams and the 2018 drama film On the Basis of Sex, and then starred in the 2019 horror film Midsommar. He appeared in the Amazon Prime Video series The Peripheral,[16] and has been announced as a cast member of upcoming Netflix series The Perfect Couple.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Reynor met Irish model and actress Madeline Mulqueen in 2013, and they became engaged in March 2014.[18][19][20] They live in County Wicklow.[21]


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Country Altar Boy
2010 Three Wise Women Colin TV movie
2012 Dollhouse Robbie
Chasing Leprechauns Thomas "Tommy" Riley TV movie
What Richard Did Richard Karlsen
Stella Michael Short
2013 Car Film Martin Short
Cold Rory Also known as Leopard
Delivery Man Josh
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction Shane Dyson
Glassland John
2015 A Royal Night Out Jack Hodges
Macbeth Malcolm
2016 Sing Street Brendan Lawlor
Free Fire Harry
The Secret Scripture Michael McNulty
2017 The Man with the Iron Heart Jozef Gabčík
Detroit Ronald August
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams Brian Norton Episode: "Impossible Planet"
2018–2019 Strange Angel Jack Parsons Main character
2018 Kin James "Jimmy" Solinski
On the Basis of Sex James "Jim" Bozarth
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Brother Wolf Voice and motion capture
2019 Midsommar Christian Hughes
Bainne N/A Short film
Director and writer
2021 Cherry Pills & Coke
2022 The Peripheral Burton Fisher
2023 Flora and Son Ian
The Good Mother Toby Bennings [22]


  1. ^ a b Tara Brady, "Wandering Jack" Archived 14 December 2012 at the Wayback Machine, The Irish Times, 8 December 1012
  2. ^ "Jack Reynor on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  3. ^ O'Connor, Niall (28 July 2017). "Hollywood actor Jack Reynor's mother thrown out of Sinn Féin". Independent.ie.
  4. ^ McDermott, Roe (13 September 2012). "South Side Story". Hot Press. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  5. ^ Laird, Rachael (23 January 2013). "Irish actor Jack Reynor talks 'Transformers 4 '- the kid who Michael Bay thinks is 'pretty ballsy'". IrishCentral.com.
  6. ^ Rooney, David (12 February 2012). "Dollhouse: Berlin Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  7. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (8 January 2013). "Jack Reynor To Co-Star In 'Transformers 4', Michael Bay Says". Deadline.com. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
    - Kit, Borys (8 January 2013). "Jack Reynor Lands Starring Role in Transformers 4". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
    - "Jack Reynor Takes Transformers 4 Lead". ComingSoon.net. 8 January 2013. Archived from the original on 10 January 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  8. ^ Child, Ben (8 July 2014). "Variety T4 Chinese Box Office". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  9. ^ Sims, David (29 November 2018). "It's No Wonder Netflix's 'Mowgli' Took Forever to Be Released". The Atlantic. Retrieved 6 September 2023.
  10. ^ "2015 Sundance Film Festival Announces Frature Film Awards". Sundance.org. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  11. ^ "A Royal Night Out details". IMDb. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  12. ^ "Famous Scots – Malcolm Canmore". Rampantscotland.com. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  13. ^ "Macbeth 2015 details". IMDb. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  14. ^ "Revolver director Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth' feature film closes 68th Cannes Film Festival". Campaign Brief Australia. 25 May 2015. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  15. ^ "IMDB Sing Street details". IMDb. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  16. ^ Petski, Denise (2 June 2021). "'The Peripheral': Louis Herthum, Chris Coy, Melinda Page Hamilton Among 5 Cast In Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy's Amazon Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 2 June 2021. Retrieved 2 June 2021.
  17. ^ Otterson, Joe (31 March 2023). "Nicole Kidman, Liev Schreiber, Eve Hewson, Dakota Fanning to Star in Netflix Limited Series 'The Perfect Couple'". Variety.
  18. ^ Alan Selby (28 July 2014). "Movie star Jack Reynor set to marry his model fiancee Madeline Mulqueen next year - Irish Mirror Online". irishmirror. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  19. ^ Owen Tonks (13 March 2014). "Jack Reynor and Madeline Mulqueen engaged after Transformers star proposed - 3am & Mirror Online". mirror. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  20. ^ "Irish actor Jack Reynor and model Madeline Mulqueen are engaged", Irish Independent, 12 March 2014.
    - "Jack Reynor Engagement Party – Transformers star and fianceé Madeline Mulqueen hold a secret soirée in Dublin". evoke.ie. 27 May 2014. Archived from the original on 14 August 2017. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  21. ^ Buchanan, Myles (25 October 2022). "'Peripheral' star Jack Reynor says living in west Wicklow keeps him grounded".
  22. ^ Grobar, Matt (28 June 2023). "Vertical Acquires Crime Thriller Mother's Milk Starring Hilary Swank, Olivia Cooke & Jack Reynor". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 29 June 2023.

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